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Zimbabwe pick twelve boxers for inaugural Mandela Afican Boxing Cup tournament

Zimbabwe’s national boxing team head coach, Alexander Kwangwari has announced 12 boxers – three women and nine men – to represent the country in the inaugural Mandela African Boxing Cup tournament in Durban from April 15-21.

The 12 boxers were selected on March 30 after the trials held in Mvurwi town.

“This is one of the best teams selected for an international event,” said Kwangwari, a former international boxer who represented the national team from 1993 to 1996, winning bronze medals at the 1994 Africa Championships in South Africa and 1995 African Games in Harare.

Kwangwari said of the 12 boxers named, seven of them – five men and two women – will be making their international debut in Durban.

The newcomers are bantamweight Mashal Shiri, welterweight Lenox Brain Nyawasha, middleweight Paidamoyo Leandre Chakwenya, cruiserweight Takudzwa Kambini, female lightweight Nomatheba Ncube and welterweight Hilda Kaye.

Among the regulars retained in the team are featherweight Wisdom Dube, lightweight Luckmore Kamoto, super-heavyweight Anesu Motsi (pictured) and female flyweight Agnes Kwashi.

Head coach Kwangwari will be assisted by Marko Sibanda and Tobias Mupfuti with Fortune Dube accompanying the team to Durban as the team manager. Langton Mawungu is the team doctor.

The Durban-bound 12 boxers:

Bantamweight: Mashal Shiri
Featherweight: Wisdom Dube
Lightweight: Luckmore Kamoto
Light-welterweight: Ticky Mudenda
Welterweight: Lenox Brain Nyawasha
Middleweight: Paidamoyo Leandre Chakwenya
Light-heavyweight: Dumisani Blessing Chideme
Cruiserweight: Takudzwa Kimbini
Super-heavyweight: Anesu Motsi

Flyweight: Agnes Kwashi
Lightweight: Ncube Nomathemba
Welterweight: Hilda Kaye.

Credit: AFBC Communication

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